(Pictured Ace Hotel)
Palm Springs, CA
Ace Hotel & Swim Club is pleased to announce the programming line-up for Palm Springs Pride 2023. Spanning two weekends, the annual celebration at the hotel will incorporate parties, poolside events, music performances, and more, with the second weekend of programming co-curated by DJ, producer, multidisciplinary artist, and Blush! Party founder, Shane Thomas. The popular LA-based party Blush! highlights queer and trans talent through sound and visual art.
Shane Thomas added, “This year’s Pride programming at Ace Hotel & Swim Club is a celebration of queer artistry, culture, expression and freedom. With the help of our curated lineup of DJs, artists, performers, and creatives, we’re looking forward to welcoming all to the desert to revel in the power of community and acceptance.”
Building on last year’s Pride collaboration with the Tom of Finland Foundation, the iconic home of the erotic arts will return as a presenting partner for three brunches on Friday, October 27 to Sunday, October 29, at Ace Hotel & Swim Club’s roadside diner, King’s Highway. The popular womxn-run Los Angeles restaurant and wine bar The Ruby Fruit will prepare special menu items for the pop-up, with a percentage of the proceeds benefiting the Tom of Finland Foundation.
The second weekend of programming will see parties by R & She, who will bring their beloved roving queer R&B night to the desert, and Blush!. Additionally, stage icon Violet Chachki will participate in a panel, discussing the experience of existing as a Queer artist alongside genre alchemist Emeryld; self-taught producer and artist Mia Carucci; Bronze Avery; and Shane Thomas. The panel will be moderated by Saturn Risin9.
Palm Springs Leather Pride Lineup
● Thursday, October 26 – Poolside|Kickoff Party (DJ Ethical Drvgs)|1pm – 5pm
● Friday, October 27 – King’s Highway|Brunch (Hosted by ToFF and The Ruby
Fruit)| 7am – 2pm
● Saturday, October 28 – King’s Highway|Brunch (Hosted by ToFF and The Ruby
Fruit)|7am – 2pm
● Sunday, October 29 – King’s Highway|Brunch (Hosted by ToFF and The Ruby
Fruit)|7am – 2pm
Palm Springs Pride Lineup
● Thursday, November 2 – Amigo Room |R & She (DJs David O’Bryan, Terrell
Brooke & Shane Thomas)|7pm – 11pm
● Friday, November 3 – Poolside|R & She x Blush! Pool Party (DJs David O’Bryan,
Terrell Brooke & Shane Thomas)|12pm – 5pm
● Friday, November 3 – Amigo Room |Queer Artist Panel (Panelists Violet Chachki,
Emeryld, Bronze Avery, Mia Carucci, Shane Thomas, moderated by Saturn
● Friday, November 3 – Amigo Room|Blush! Night Party (DJs Violet Chachki &
Shane Thomas, performance by Bronze Avery)|9pm – 2am
● Saturday, November 4 – Poolside|Blush! Pool Party (DJs Bronze Avery, Saturn
Risin9, Shane Thomas)|12pm – 5pm
● Saturday, November 4 – Poolside|Performance (Violet Chachki, Mia Carucci,
● Saturday, November 4 – Amigo Room|Blush! Night Party (Mia Carucci, Shane
● Sunday November 5 – Blush! Pool Party (DJs Rush Davis and Shane Thomas
hosted by Saturn Risin9) |12pm – 5pm
All Pride events at Ace Hotel & Swim Club will be open to the public and are subject to venue capacity. Attendees can sign up for activities through the events page HERE for each weekend.